Lawsuit Seeks to Toss 1.2 Million Votes in Three Michigan Counties, Handing State to Trump

President Donald Trump’s campaign spent last week examining legal options and issuing challenges to voting results while demanding (and, in Georgia, getting) recounts where the votes were close enough to allow for one.

But a major lawsuit filed in Michigan will result in flipping the state (rightfully, in our view) for the president if it is successful.


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According to MLive, the suit demands that the state reject some 1.2 million votes in three large counties where Democrats dominate because of alleged chicanery involving the counting processes.

The outlet reports:

Four voters filed a federal lawsuit seeking to exclude presidential election results from three Michigan counties due to allegations of fraud, echoing several other legal challenges brought forward since President Donald Trump refused to concede defeat.

Trump earned 147,000 fewer votes than Democrat Joe Biden in Michigan, according to unofficial election results that are being certified this month by county canvassing boards. The new lawsuit seeks to eliminate ballots cast in Wayne, Washtenaw and Ingham counties, which would amount to 1.2 million votes, giving Trump the lead in Michigan. ...

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, cites an assortment of allegations made by the Trump campaign, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, right-wing media organizations and ongoing lawsuits filed since the election.

Plaintiffs also cite ongoing investigations launched by the Michigan Legislature and a variety of other claims that have been debunked. The allegations include charges of Republican ballot challengers being harassed and illegal tampering with ballots.

Plaintiffs conclude that “this evidence suffices to place in doubt the November 3 presidential election results in identified counties and/or the state as a whole.” However, the group of voters also claims to have additional evidence of illegal ballots being included in unofficial results, based on “expert reports" and data analysis.

At least one other legal challenge in Michigan has already been tossed, so it’s not clear whether this effort will succeed. But the plaintiffs make it clear their suit isn’t based on being sore losers.

“Upon information and belief, the expert report will identify persons who cast votes illegally by casting multiple ballots, were deceased, had moved, or were otherwise not qualified to vote in the November 3 presidential election, along with evidence of illegal ballot stuffing, ballot harvesting, and other illegal voting,” the lawsuit states.

"Biden earned 838,425 votes from the three counties, according to unofficial results, while Trump earned 398,030 votes," MLive reports. "If these 1.2 million votes were not included in Michigan’s final results, then Trump would hold a 293,405-vote lead over Biden."

It seems a stretch that a judge would rule to ‘disenfranchise’ 1.2 million voters. But on the other hand, if there was enough illegal activity to have changed vote tallies, aren’t Trump’s Michigan supporters being disenfranchised then?

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Of course, they are.

There have already been reports of improprieties in Michigan, including workers covering up windows to the vote-tallying room at the TCF Center in Detroit and a shift of around 6,000 votes to Trump after a Dominion Voting Systems machine ‘glitched.’

These two incidents alone make the lawsuit challenge worthy.